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Poster: MarcoEsc Date: Apr 25, 2004 4:29am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

> 2...Do NOT manipulate images dishonestly
> ( making a film that shows a person
> uttering a message that is totally
> repugnant to his ideals.

This is a silly "rule". People should respect the copyright or Creative Commons license assigned to the work. If it's in the public domain, then people can edit however they want and do what they want with the results. If the Creative Commons license allows derivative works, then people are free to derive whatever they want from the original.

However, if the Creative Commons license says "No derivative works", then that should be respected.

Whether or not your derivative work respects the ideals of the source material is irrelevant. The only applicable "rule" is the one that says not to use the media in ways that violate that media's license.

If the license allows derivative works, then there are no content-based restrictions on those derivations. If you don't want your material edited, then simply don't allow derivative works.

And thanks for that little visit from the grammar police...I don't know where we'd be without you guys.

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 25, 2004 4:54am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

Even in a democracy,there are restrictions on what a person can do, If you want to test this take a public domain TV ad film made by a rich and powerful corporation. Now remake it and PUBLISH this new film which now declates that the corporation ,s product is total harmful rubbish. Good luck

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 25, 2004 5:35am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

Well, if you re-edit a multi-national corporation's TV ad, of course they will sue you. That would be a civil action, and has nothing to do with your free speech rights. You still had the fair use right to edit their ad for commentary and criticism as part of U.S. copyright law. The fair use provision of that law would be your defense in the lawsuit.

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 25, 2004 6:19am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

NOTE the archive,s computer has inserted my reply to you above your message. Sorry for any confusion

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Apr 25, 2004 10:28am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

"a rich and powerful corporation"

Aha, the key! Go ahead and twist and distort the statements of the poor and powerless! They won't sue, so they can be abused forever! But dare anyone re-edit the statements of the rich and powerful into something unacceptable you will burn in legal hell!

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 25, 2004 10:47am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

no comment,